A Question Mark on Business Education

In their book “Academically Adrift” published in 2011 by University of Chicago Press, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa followed 2,200 US students over their college years, using tests designed to investigate critical thinking, analytical reasoning, problem solving and writing. They report, “an astounding proportion of students are progressing through higher education today without measurable gains in general skills.”

Traditional subjects and methods seem to retain their educational value. Those majoring in the liberal arts fields—humanities and social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics—outperformed those studying business, communications and other new practice-oriented majors. The students who scored the LOWEST and improved the LEAST were the BUSINESS STUDENTS.


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